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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:20 pm 
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Hi BB, We have just returned from Kruger. We only camped at LS but drove to Satara to find out what is happening etc.
1. All new demarcated campsites will NOT be numbered or ALLOCATED. First come first serve. As per Gordon the camp manager.
2.Only the ones against the fence at the left & those in the area next to the bottom ablution block (as you face the camp from the boom gate) are not yet done. They will be though.
3. The sites are pretty big, so there is more than enough room for max. six people. Basically four sites have a electrical box in the centre for those sites only. I think I saw one that had five.(behind the centre ablution block)
4.Some sites did not have paving blocks completely marking off the sites. A bit strange. Maybe they ran out of blocks & are still going to complete them.
5.Unfortunately a few sites have no or very little shade. They would like to plant trees says Gordon, but water is their problem.
6.In my opinion the best site is in the top right hand corner. It is big, has shade & on the fence. Most sites are OK. I personally think it is an improvement as you will not have anyone camping outside you tent or van like we had 2x last year.
7.Finally, they have altered the ironing slab to be smooth in the newest ablution block(top right corner) as last year it was only for crinkled clothes
I hope this is good news for all.


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A quick note about camping at Satara.
All sites are now demarcated but they are not allocated so it is still first come first serve. The sites are very big and you can still get the occasion where two parties camp on one site. They are big enough so this is not a problem. The problem comes in with the power. There is one power point in the centre of 4 sites. There are 5 plugs at each point but some people are greedy and use 2 plugs. The plug points are close to the sites so need for a long extension cord.
The layout of the camp site is 2 big oval bricked roads, an east one and a west one. Then there is a small oval at the top north side, near the fence. Power points are scattered throughout the inner part of the circles. Shade is getting better but is still scares. When we camped last week most of the trees were still bare and offered little shade, but in a few weeks times with the rain it should get better. There is very little shade along the fence line and these sites normally go first. IMO the north east section has the best shade. These site however have no close power points so if you camp there take the long extension and enter the bun fight for power. For fence Shade the site right in front of the Rudy Frankel Guest House is great but need long extension. The site in front Stanley Guest House also has nice shade and you can see through to the Web Cam water hole. Here again you will need a long extension and run it over the road. A few people did this and it was not a problem.
There are 3 ablution blocks so this is also not a problem. The eastern section of the camp def has more shade so start there first and see what you find.
If you have good strong tent pegs the ground is not a problem. Don’t use those thin almost coat hanger wire pegs, they will bend. There is also no grass at all in the camp site but they are all quite level.
The nice thing about Satara is they have no monkey/baboon problem, birds will have a go at open left over food, but you do not need to lock fridges and stow everything away.

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You can see the brick edging in the pics which demarcates the sites and then the central power point station. At each plug point there is also a water tap.
The last one is the pool which is in walking distance from the camp site.


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guepard wrote:
I have just booked 4 days in Feb in the Wells Guest House and and a Guest Cottage. Can any one of you friendly people tell me if they are far apart?
I know the Wells House is next to the A circle closer to the reception area. No idea where the guest cottages are.

Hi Guepard, Penny is away in the park until the 17th, but if you have a look at the map here you might be able to get some idea of what the layout of the camp looks like, bearing in mind the entrance gate has moved, but does not affect the layout any.
Hope this helps. :D

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kev wrote:
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I have booked a guest cottage in Satara for March this year. As it is my first time in Satara, could someone please advise me which block(number) has the best views. It seems to me that block G has pirimeter views.
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Hi Kev,

Block G are bungalows and our first choice when staying in Satara. The guest cottages if I remember correctly are the ones in D circle indicated as Family huts on the map. A link to the map is in Elsa's post above.

guepard when standing in the road facing Well's guest house there is a tree in the right hand corner at the wooden fence. The Scops Owl was staying there when we were in Kruger a while back

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Hi Jen,

the perimeter bunalows at Satara are at the G block. You just need to book a bungalow with view BG2V then you will be automatically booked at the G block. Nearly all of them are lovely.

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Hi Jen :D
Your correct that BG2 is in the A circle BUT it is also the code for those in the E and F circle! According to my map i got in December :wink:
and yes the perimeter bungalows is in the G Block numbered from 161 to 179, but according to my knowledge there code isn't BG2V but BD2V. Just stayed there in December and it says so on my resevation and camp map. Personally i like number 161 in the G Block best, because it's very close to the fence and the cam :wink: Enjoy!


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Bungalow Update:- :?
Just thought I would let you all know that Bungalow type BG2 is in either circle E or F.
BG2 does not have utensils or a kitchen but a Cutlery box is available for hire from reception at R10.00 per day. Apparently this can be arranged on arrival when you check-in.

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Obelix wrote:
Hi, does someone perhaps know where the Guest Cottages (GC6BD) are located in the camp, more specifically how close to the permimeter units in the G - block? Thanks.


Hi Obelix! I've made an enquiry for you - seems these cottages is located in Circle D and is not any near the G block. The D circle is just before the camping sites. Have a look at Satara camp map. Hope this helps :wink:


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Hi all. Just a quick question regarding block G. I know they are all perimeter views but I would just like to hear some opinions about which you think are the best bungalows in block G.


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Hi Junior1449,

all of them are great but my favourites are those a bit farer away from the restaurant / recption area nearly at the end of the G-block.

Enjoy your stay there :thumbs_up:


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Hi Dotdan. The BD2N bungalows are in block A. I stayed in 1 of them end of May. They have been upgraded and are very nice. Even has microwave in. You won't be dissappointed. Also very nice barbeque facility.


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Anyone know what # the best BD2V bungalows are? Will be in Satara in November and I am curious which one(s) are located in front of the waterhole, or which ones have the best fence view.


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All bungalows in in row G is great, but if you can get 170-176 as they are very close to the fence...If you want to get close to the waterhole you will have to try and get number 161, but that is right next to the restaurant and shops...


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 Post subject: Satara - Perimeter bungalows (G-circle)
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We have booked a perimeter bungalow for 6 nights over Xmas. None of these are specially adapted for wheelchairs, but fortunately I can manage without being able to physically get into the bathroom. As long as I can get to my bed, I'm OK. :dance: I want to request the unit with the lowest possible step. Do any forumites know the numbers units in the G-circle that have the lowest step or no step at all onto the verandah?

Thanks a lot.

38 sleeps to go to our first Xmas in KNP after visiting for 21 years!! :lol: :clap: :dance:

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